electric vehicles

AquaLith might have an answer to the US battery material shortage problem

AquaLith looks to make new types of battery cell components that don't rely on the scarce metals normally used in lithium-ion battery packs.

Rivian CEO’s plan to make EVs cheaper starts with their computers

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe provided more details Thursday on the company’s plans to update the hardware in its EVs next year — under a program internally called Peregrine — that he says will res

French battery maker Verkor scores $2.1B to build gigafactory

Another day, another monster raise for an EV battery company. This time it’s Verkor, the Renault-backed French battery builder, which said on Thursday that it secured “more than €2 billi

EU considers imposing tariffs against Chinese EV companies

The European Commission is considering imposing punitive tariffs to protect European Union automakers against cheaper Chinese electric vehicle imports, which the agency says benefits from state subsid

Tesla plans to almost double component sourcing from India to $1.9B this year, says minister

Tesla is planning to nearly double its component sourcing from India to up to $1.9 billion this year, the nation’s trade minister has said, underscoring the growth of electric-vehicle component manu

Cybertruck spied with updated interior

The summer of 2023 is almost over and still we don’t have a Cybertruck. But thanks to an apparent serendipitous visit to a regular ol’ parking lot in San Francisco, there are some fresh i

The Lotus Emeya is a super speedy EV sedan designed to take on Porsche

Lotus revealed Thursday evening in New York City the Emeya, an all-electric four-door grand tourer that aims to compete with the likes of Porsche on speed, tech and luxury and help transform the Chine

Honda confirms it will use Tesla’s EV charging port from 2025

Honda has confirmed it’ll be the latest automaker to adopt Tesla’s charger standard, otherwise known as the North American Charging Standard (NACS), which the latter automaker made an offi

The Polestar 4 will launch in China with its own smartphone

Polestar, the Swedish EV maker owned by China’s Geely Holdings, plans to launch a smartphone alongside its upcoming SUV the Polestar 4. CEO Thomas Ingenlath shared the company’s smartphone

Affordable, high-tech EVs in focus at Munich’s IAA Mobility 2023

Automakers around the world have been making an appearance this week at IAA Mobility 2023 in Munich, the largest auto show in Europe. One of the biggest themes at the event this year was the heightene

Hero MotoCorp, GIC to increase stake in Ather with $108 million investment

Hero MotoCorp, the world’s top two-wheeler maker, and Singapore sovereign fund GIC are investing $108 million in Ather Energy, a promising electric vehicle startup in India whose fast-growing f

Tesla’s China rival XPeng buys ride-hailing giant Didi’s smart EV assets for $744M

Chinese electric vehicle upstart XPeng is acquiring the smart EV assets of ride-hailing giant Didi for $744 million, marking another significant alliance that the Tesla challenger has struck in recent

Polestar 4 to feature Mobileye’s hands-off, eyes-off driving tech

Swedish electric vehicle maker Polestar wants to bring Mobileye’s Chauffeur, a hands-off, eyes-off autonomous driving technology, to its Polestar 4 electric SUV coupe. The Polestar 4, which laun

SpaceX alums say they’ll bring rocket reliability to EV charging

Electric Era says it cracked the code for fast and reliable electric-vehicle charging stations that can go wherever they’re needed. Founded by former SpaceX engineers, the startup just announced

Swedish EV battery maker raises $1.2B to expand to North America

Northvolt, a Swedish producer of lithium-ion batteries, has raised around $1.2 billion from BlackRock and various Canadian pension plans to build new factories in North America and Europe, according t

Speed and tech dominated the lawns at Monterey Car Week

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is just the cherry on top of a week of events highlighting, celebrating and sometimes even worshiping the automobile. While the lawn on Sunday mostly focuses

EV maker VinFast still worth more than Ford and GM after stock tanks 19%

Vietnamese EV maker VinFast’s debut Tuesday on the Nasdaq public exchange was nothing short of remarkable. The automaker, which went public via a merger with special purpose acquisition company

Tesla reassures Chinese users on data security amid spying concerns

The relationship between American tech giants and the Chinese government has never been an easy one. We reported previously how Apple finds itself in a predicament as it strives to conquer the colossa

A small and electric Land Rover Defender sounds likely for 2027

The Land Rover Defender might be getting an electric little brother. According to an Autocar report, a Jaguar-Land Rover (JLR) executive recently revealed some interesting details at an investor confe

Henrik Fisker: No ‘final conclusion’ yet in Foxconn deal

Two years ago, EV startup Fisker seemed to have hooked a giant when it announced a deal with Taiwanese iPhone maker Foxconn to build a sub-$30,000 crossover in the United States. It turns out that dea
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